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  • Webinar on Registration of OTC & Rx drugs in Brazil and why you should not be scared of it!
    Brazil is the 5th largest OTC & Pharma market in the world and the biggest one in Latin America. With a reduction of more than 36% on the average time, Brazil’s regulatory agency has been optimizing and updating the pre-market registration in order to speed up the process. Our experts have prepared a regulatory insider
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  • Ukraine OTC & Pharma market – now even more attractive to Western companies!
    With an expected market size of USD 4,48 billion by 2030, Ukraine shows a good opportunity for foreign OTC & Pharma companies. The current increase on sales of Rx drugs, with the Affordable Medicines Program, and the prevailing development of foreign manufacturers over domestic ones as well as introduction of the simplified registration process –
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  • GMP and Registration of OTC & Rx drugs in Russia. Everything you need to know!
    On July 17th 2020 it was time to present our to clients how to easily access the Russian OTC & Rx market. Our CPC experts detailed the Consumer Healthcare and Pharma drugs registration process and how to acquire the GMP certification. If you missed the first session, our CPC team is currently conducting a Pharma
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  • The impact of marketplaces like Amazon and Alibaba on healthcare product sales in 2030.
    Chameleon Pharma Consulting has just finalised the annual comprehensive evaluation of consumer healthcare, pharma, food supplements, medical devices and cosmetics sales channels in four leading countries on different continents. The results of this year’s 2020 analysis are quite surprising and unique, since businesses all over the world have all been heavily impacted by the COVID-19
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  • Registration of OTC, Rx and Phyto Drugs in Mexico. Tips and tricks to succeed!
    On July 2nd 2020 as part of our Pharma Insider Webinar Series, our CPC experts clarified many of our clients’ questions on how to efficiently access the Consumer Health, OTC and Phyto drug market in Mexico and how to conduct the OTC and Rx. drug registration. Mexico is the second-largest Consumer Health & Pharma market
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  • Where and how will we buy healthcare products in 2030?
    In 2030, about 45% of sales for Consumer Heath & Pharma companies will be generated in international Emerging Markets. Reason enough for Chameleon Pharma Consulting (CPC) to conduct its second international expert study of the MARCH countries (Mexico, America, Russia, and China). Hereafter please find a short summary of some of the main findings from
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  • L’Oréal grows its Natural Skincare Business by acquiring Thayers Natural Remedies
    Growing consumer preference and awareness for natural products and ingredients continue to affect purchasing patterns and market trends in the cosmetics industry, and it seems that the big cosmetics companies will not be left out. On June 18, 2020, cosmetics giant L’Oréal signed an agreement to acquire the heritage natural skincare brand Thayers Natural Remedies.
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  • The postponement of the EU Medical Devices Regulation – an opportunity for MD manufacturers!
    As healthcare systems and governments around the EU cope with the current COVID-19 emergency, the European Parliament has adopted the European Commission’s proposal to postpone the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation by one year. The Parliament voted to approve the Medical Device Regulation’s delay by 693 votes to one, allowing the date
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  • Colombia banning animal testing in cosmetics. How can this positively impact your business abroad?
    Being the first country in Latin America to create public policies on this matter, Colombia will probably influence its neighboring countries to move in the same direction which can have a positive impact on your business. In a historical decision, the Colombian Congress approved a law that bans animal testing for cosmetics and personal care
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  • Tips and Tricks to succeed: Webinar on Registration of Consumer Health, OTC & Phyto Medicines in Mexico.
    Mexico is the second-largest OTC & Pharma market in Latin America, and market entry has become easier. Product Registration of Consumer Health, OTC, and Phyto Medicines is even possible through a Fast Track process within 6-9 months only. Our experts have prepared a regulatory insider webinar to take place on July 2nd at 16:00 (Berlin
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  • Why the Philippines is Set to Become One of the Top 10 Most Attractive Pharma + OTC Markets in Asia
    The Philippines Pharma and Consumer Health industry has experienced stable growth over the past decade, and its impressive growth is set to continue. Of the top 20 global pharma companies, 14 of them have manufacturing facilities located in the Philippines, further signaling that we can expect growth of the Philippines OTC and Pharma sector. Additionally,
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  • Smart OTC and Pharma leaders – where to find?
    “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”-John Maxwell Just like safety and performance of the ship depends on its captain’s decisions, success of your consumer health and pharma business depends on your leaders in different departments. Whether it is your company or its subsidiary abroad,
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  • Chinese Pharma and Healthcare Market Opportunities Post COVID-19
    While there’s no telling exactly when the COVID-19 crisis will end, there is one thing for certain; it will end eventually, and recovery may be more abrupt than expected in China. Most industries in China have been gravely affected by the ongoing pandemic and companies have been scrambling to quickly adapt to the “new normal”.
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  • As the Global Economy Takes a Hit, the Vaccine Market Soars!
    Here’s What You Need to Know about the Growing Industry. While markets around the world experience unprecedented volatility due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the global pharma vaccine market has been brought to the forefront of everyone’s attention. The Global Vaccine Market: Overview The global pharma vaccine market is worth over USD 40 billion today
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  • Australia’s response to the global pandemic – pharma regulatory adjustment
    In order to cope with the current pandemic, governments around the world are being forced to rapidly adapt and change the regulatory landscape. For medical device companies, the changing regulations can be an untapped opportunity.  Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, governments and regulatory agencies around the world are scrambling to fast-track and prioritize healthcare
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  • Learn how to import drugs into Mexico without registration
    If you are looking to expand your sales into Mexico, there’s no time like the present! The Health Secretariat in Mexico has published a legal instrument allowing the importation of drugs with or without a Marketing Authorization. This agreement, which is aimed at any drug with authorization by certain authorities abroad, was issued by the
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  • OTC & Pharma Companies and Social Media – how to avoid trouble with regulatory authorities.
    According to the Global Digital Report, in 2019 there were 3.484 billion social media users worldwide. That is 9% up compared to last year. To increase the viewer engagement, brands try their best to create and share unique, eye-catchy and exciting content across different social media channels. While for some industries, it is essential to
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  • How Important is Influencer Marketing in Healthcare?
    “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is“ – Scott Cook Did we ever think to flaunt our flaws? Yes, it is possible with Influencer Marketing in the healthcare sector where a person with a chronic medical condition can also influence
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  • Important regulatory changes for the OTC, MD & Pharma market in Russia
    Russia’s government is increasingly intervening in the OTC, MD & Pharma market. The government has passed a short-term legislation, which presents enormous hurdles for OTC, MD & Pharma companies trying to enter the Russian market. The new laws are driving the national and international healthcare industry to find creative and innovative ways to stay in
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  • What you need to know about the serialization process in Asia & Latin America
    The global regulatory push for serialization, which aims to decrease the incidence of drug-related criminal activity and secure the legitimate pharma supply chain, is good news for consumers. However, for most companies it can be a difficult, confusing, and expensive process, as different countries have different regulations that are constantly being amended and updated. Here
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  • Addressing Covid-19 for your business means to be part of the solution!
    Seven tips to consider for International OTC, Pharma, and Medical Device Leaders. Many of our clients are wondering how to best tackle business in LATAM, Asia, Europe, US/Canada and CIS/CEE in light of the current Covid-19 crisis, and what topics to address first. Seven tips to consider for International OTC, Pharma, and Medical Device Leaders.
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  • Medical cannabis industry – did you know?
    The global medical cannabis market is rapidly evolving, and is estimated to grow by USD 22.33 billion during 2020-2024. Tendencies and Market Data in the medical cannabis industry A rising need for effective pain management solutions, along with the increasing legal status of medical cannabis in different countries are expected to be key drivers of
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  • Buying OTC drugs online? Not a problem in Russia anymore!
    Ever since 2017, the Russian government was considering launching an online sale of Consumer Health drugs. President Vladimir Putin has once again vocalized this idea in the very beginning of 2020, however, there was no draft or law following. On the 17th of March, Vladimir Putin officially signed a decree on the possible internet sale
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  • Japan’s latest trends in the pharmacy and drug store market!
    The Japanese OTC and Pharma market has been decentralized and growing in recent years, with market trends of M&A and online stores. The different drug categories  Pharma products in Japan are divided into three categories: Type I stands for prescription drugs (Rx) which the people can only purchase with a prescription; Type II stands for
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  • How is diabetes affecting Mexico?
    The economy in Mexico has been on the rise for the last decades. This rapid development frequently indicates growth in food consumption. Since the new Mexican fast-food style is often very fatty and high in sugars and carbs, it poses a problem for the local population and leads to being overweight and obese. As a
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  • Did you know? Skin care shops are dominating the Colombian beauty market?
    Colombia is the 5th biggest skin care market in Latin America, with Bogota accounting for almost 50% of the cosmetic sales in the country. The skin care shop industry is being dominated by four key players: Bella Piel, Medi Piel, Prosalon and Fedco. Due to Bogota’s projected growth the city has become the preferred market
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  • Everything You Should Know about the Derma and Cosmetics Market in Russia.
    The Russian derma and cosmetics market is highly dynamic. In 2018 Russian pharmacies sold 1,711 different cosmetic brands. Among these brands, medicinal cosmetics dominated the sales in pharmacy networks. Selective (premium) and mass market brands followed behind. Despite the majority of the products are represented by local brands, foreign brands still dominate in the premium
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  • How to receive the EU GMP if your plant is in the CIS, Middle East, Asia or Latin America regions?
    The European OTC & Pharma market has been experiencing substantial growth in recent years. Therefore, the European Rx & OTC market is becoming more attractive for Consumer Health, Medical Device & Pharma companies from other regions. Before entering the EU market, companies from the CIS, Middle East, Asia or Latin America regions, who intend to
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  • How to Get the Best Targets – Systematic Acquisition Target Identification
    Among numerous services that CPC offers we would like to introduce our Systematic Acquisition Target Identification.  Due to a fast OTC & Pharma market development in the Emerging Markets; they have become the new horizon for many foreign OTC & Pharma investors. However, by no means do we eliminate developed markets, such as Europe or
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  • The 4th largest beauty market in the world? Brazil!
    Despite Brazil’s economic downturn the beauty and personal care market grew by 57.6% between 2010 and 2015, which makes Brazil the fourth-largest beauty market in the world, after the US, Japan and China. A large part of this beauty market is dominated by local companies, such as Natura Cosmétics and Grupo Boticário. The cosmetic pharmacy
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  • Watsons luckiest store opening in China!
    The A.S Watson Group has evolved from a local dispensary established in Hong Kong in 1841 to the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15.200 stores in 25 markets. Every year over 5 billion customers buy Watson’s products and from now on they will be able to purchase these in the new
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  • Esteve acquires German company Riemser
    At the beginning of the year 2020, Esteve announced that they will acquire all shares of the German pharmaceutical company Riemser. This acquisition will provide Esteve with access to the hospital market, as well as a larger presence in Europe. Esteve is a global pharmaceutical company based in Spain. The company’s focus has been to
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  • The clock is ticking – What to expect from the serialization process in Russia
    Russian serialization regulations appear to be very difficult and confusing for most of the local and foreign manufacturers. The experimental phase of the extensive track-and-trace implementation concerning all Rx and OTC products is supposed to be over by the 1st of January 2020. However, most of the companies are not prepared for the upcoming changes.
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  • KOLs are impacting cosmetic sales in China
    The marketing landscape of the Chinese cosmetic industry has experienced enormous changes through key opinion leaders (KOLs) on social media. Although traditional media like TV commercials and magazines are still the main channels for marketing, the increasing number of internet users and the purchase power of young generations has expanded social media as a marketing
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  • What should you know about the successful registration with ANVISA – Brazil’s Health Regulatory Agency?
    Background Brazil has been known as a country with relatively long pharma regulatory procedures for evaluating clinical research and registration documents. According to data presented by CONEP (the National Ethics Committee) the average timeline in 2013 for CONEP’s first opinion letter (approval or questions) was around 107.5 days. However, due to ANVISA’s effort to shorten
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  • The Indian Homeopathic Market – an orchestra of growth
    “The art of Medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” – Voltaire. Homeopathy is the preferred medical treatment in India; holistic healthcare remains a potential opportunity. Homeopathy was introduced in India by Dr. John Martin Honigberger who cured the vocal cord paralysis for The King Ranjit Singh. Since then it has
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  • The Consumer Health Market you should not underestimate? Mexico!
    The retail segment has dominated the growth in Mexico’s OTC market and is expected to continue driving it in the near future. Over the past few years, large pharmacy chains have taken over this market segment. As a result, small independent pharmacies appear to be decreasing. Expanding through powerful franchise models, by eroding the supermarket
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  • Pharma & OTC Regulatory Reforms in China – New Chances or Challenges?
    It will get easier to enter China as a foreign Pharma, OTC or Medical Device company, but competition is also going to rise. In 2018, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), an agency for supervision of food, drugs and medical devices, was replaced by the National Medical Product Administration (NMPA). This step was aiming
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  • Are you well prepared? Indonesia continues to tighten the Drug Registration Process.
    With the growing population in Indonesia, which is forecasted to reach around 296 million by 2030, the Indonesian government teamed up with the national agency for Drug and Food Control to provide better well-being for its citizens. Due to rising regulatory standards and quality controls OTC and Pharma companies will face higher regulatory barriers when
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  • Premium Food Supplements boost the Russian healthcare market
    Though the OTC and Pharma market have been going through changes in recent years, especially with tighter healthcare regulations, the Russian food supplements market has been showing positive signs in the last few years. Besides, the highest revenue in the food supplement sales came from the most expensive products in the segment. Rospotrebnadzor, the federal
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  • YouTuber as a new marketing channel targeting young people in Japan
    YouTube becomes a more and more popular and important channel for advertising healthcare and cosmetic products in Japan. In recent years, the purchasing power in the Japanese market has been declining with the continuing slow growth of the economy. To increase the consumer spending, many businesses have started aiming their marketing campaigns towards younger generations.
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  • CPhI Worldwide Conference 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany
    This year is the 30th anniversary of CPhI – the biggest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world. This exhibition works towards connecting thousands of pharma industry experts with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as educates the participants about the latest news in the pharma world. In the past years, CPhI has attracted over 45,000 visitors and
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  • What to expect from Brazilian pharmacy retail sector?
    Over the past few years the Brazilian OTC and Pharma industry has demonstrated amazing progress caused mainly by an increase in health care expenditures and positive economic factors, primarily the household income growth. The Brazilian pharma market size has been growing in recent years while the big market players are expanding their networks. Yet, they
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  • Who can win the huge pharmacy market in China?
    The Chinese pharma market has been growing steadily with support from the government and rising awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Chinese people. However, the physical pharmacies are switching their business models to maintain their strengths in the OTC and Pharma market. Facts about Chinese pharmacy chains: With a unique healthcare and reimbursement system in
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  • How to register your OTC, Pharma & Medical device products in Russia and the EAEU region
    Market environment in Russia & the EAEU The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was founded in 2015 to increase the integration and interaction among its member states, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The region has more than 183 million inhabitants in total. With a GDP of over 4 billion USD, it is a large
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  • Amazon Stepped Into The OTC and Pharma Market in the US
    Amazon has stepped into the OTC and pharma market by launching a line of OTC health products with indications like allergy, digestive, cough, oral electrolytes, sleep aid in the US. This development could possibly have negative effects on physical and online pharmacies to medical companies. To face this new challenge, OTC and pharma companies should
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  • AS Watson Plans to Open Three Stores per Day Next Year
    A.S. Watson Group is the biggest health and beauty retailer; it is present in 24 markets with over 14,300 stores. The portfolio of products AS Watson commercializes comes from different countries such as Netherlands, Germany, China, UK, Belgium, and others. The company announced that for 2019 the goal is to open over 1,300 new stores,
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  • CPhI Worldwide Conference Center, Madrid, Spain
    Considered The World´s leading pharmaceutical platform, CPhI Worldwide brings every sector of the pharmaceutical industry together; and hosts more than 45.000 pharma professionals over 3 days and more than 2.500 exhibitors from all around the globe. Attending this major event is the most effective way to meet potential international partners, establishing new business relationships and
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  • How to successfully register OTC, Rx. drugs, medical devices and food supplements in Russia and how to pass the Russian GMP audit
    Russia: A market back to good growth! Russia is geographically the largest country in the world and is among the top ten countries with the highest population, accounting for more than 146 million people. Many OTC and Rx segments in the healthcare segment still demand for new market entries, especially with regards to imported high
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  • Pre GMP Audit in Russia
    In case you are afraid of a Russian GMP audit, our Russian CPC experts can support you in order to achieve the RU GMP certificate during the first audit date. Due to our more than 20 years Russia experience and regulatory network we can guarantee the success. Did not pass the RU GMP audit? With
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  • Russia – a growing OTC and pharma market
    Magnificent Russia covers more than 1/8 of the Earths land area bearing tremendous potential with its 144 Million inhabitants. The country is ranked as number 9 in most populated countries in the world. Among the 144 million people, approximately 80% live in the western part, either in the European part of the country or close.
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  • China – A strong growth but not easy to enter OTC and Pharma market
    Beautiful China is associated with wonderful landscapes, rich culture and the Great Wall of China. The Chinese culture is known for being one of the oldest cultures which has several thousand years old traditions.  The language, architecture, music, dance, cuisine, business etiquette and history are just a few aspects of what this great country has
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  • Vietnam – The Bright Future of its OTC & Pharma Market
    A journey through Vietnams rich history to the present booming market The history of Vietnam is long and rich. The American War in Vietnam is known by most Westerners but in the centuries before Vietnam has been influenced by many different cultures. The North was ruled by the Chinese for over 1000 years and the
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  • The Mexican OTC & Pharma Market: Good growth potential, high prices, quick registration!
    With 129,2 Mio. inhabitants Mexico is the 11th biggest country in the world. Furthermore Mexico has the second largest Rx. and OTC market in Latin America and is one of the strongest economies in Latin America. Mexico has a growing middle class, and aging population as well as an improving access to health care services.
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  • How to systematically identify your best Product & Country Potential in Asia, CEE/CIS and LatAm?
    To enter new international countries is a challenging and very time-consuming process in which a great deal of prior planning and evaluation is necessary. In order to make this process more transparent, this article describes a systematic approach on how to enter the most promising Pharma and Consumer Health market. The approach includes five fundamental
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  • Systematically Identify the Most Suitable Local Partner Company in China, Brazil, Mexico or Russia – a Practical Guideline
    In the following article, we outline how we approach projects for clients who seek to boost their Consumer Health and Rx. sales by introducing their products into promising foreign markets. Geographic Locations: Mexico, Brazil, China and Russia Project Duration: Only 10-12 weeks Customers’ challenges: One of our recent clients was one of the leading European
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  • Ukraine – OTC & Pharma Market back to good growth!
    Ukraine – the biggest country in Europe Did you know that the Ukraine is the biggest Country in Europe, with a size of 603.700 km2, followed by France and Spain which are about 15% smaller geographically. The Ukraine shares borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldavia and Russia. In terms of population the Ukraine ranks
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  • Mexico’s overwhelming obesity problem – still an issue?
    Mexican food is traditionally high in calories, often quite fatty and fried. A tradition is usually hard to change. So it is not surprising that the already high number of obese people in Mexico is steadily growing. Additionally, the main reason why obesity rates grow is due to the nice development of Mexico´s economy and
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  • UPDATE: Russia 2020 & EAEU Customs Zone
    With its fast-growing pharmaceutical market and high growth prospects for the coming years, Russia remains an attractive market for foreign Pharma OTC enterprises to expand into.  Knowledge and understanding about Russia’s governing practices are vital for entering the market successfully. The Eurasian Economic Unio n (EAEU) is comprised of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
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  • Emerging Markets Forum: OTC Pharma go-to-market strategies, partnerships and market access
    13 – 14 March 2017 Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin, Germany   On March 13th & 14th 2017, OTC & Pharma global industry leaders will gather at the Kempinski Hotel in Berlin, to attend the Emerging Markets Forum. This unique two-day event, which is the biggest of its kind, will have a focus on the economic
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  • Unveiling the Promising Growth of Central America’s OTC and Pharma Industry – Panama
    In recent years, the healthcare industry in Central America has shown significant progress, gaining recognition among Pharma and OTC companies as a promising region. The region’s steady development is boosting the growth of the middle class and the accessibility of healthcare services. This situation is promoting the expansion of the healthcare, pharma and OTC industries
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  • CPC Regulatory Guidelines
      Companies expanding into Emerging Markets face the challenge of getting their products registered. Diverse regulations, registration procedures and country-specific requirements often delay the market entry of companies. Many international companies fail trying to register their product the first time, thus, losing large amounts of time and money in the process. For these reasons, our
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  • FDA Approved the First Pharma Drug Made by 3D Printer
    Recently, 3D printing technology once again proved that the reality is catching up with what once was only our imagination. The new dissolvable pill “Spritam” has, with the help of 3D printing, been created by the private held company “Aprecia Pharmaceutical” and can be used for additional treatment of seizures by people suffering from epilepsy.
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  • Adam Smith Conferences – 22nd Annual Russian Pharmaceutical Forum
    The Russian Pharmaceutical Industry – Current Status, Future Changes, Challenges and Prospects On 17th and 18th May 2016 the 22nd Annual International Russian Pharmaceutical Forum will be held at the Corinthia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The forum is organized by Adam Smith Conferences and gathers the CEOs of local as well as international pharmaceutical manufacturers,
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  • Discovering Untapped Business Opportunities for OTC and Pharma in Central America – Costa Rica
    Central America is emerging as a dynamic new arena within the Latin American healthcare market. Continual development of the industry, along with increased access to healthcare services, has boosted the growth of the industry. In 2015, the healthcare sector was valued at US $17.8 billion, while the Rx and consumer health industry reached a value
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  • Two Prominent Pharmacy Chains to Merge
    First Merger of the Pharmacy Chain 36.6 In January, 2016, the pharmacy chains PJSC 36.6 and A5 Pharmacy Retail Limited, the parent company of the pharmacy chain A5, finally agreed on a merger. The companies had already held talks about a possible merger in 2015 and finally agreed in February of this year. The combined
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  • International Pharmaceutical Licensing Symposium (IPLS) Hilton Berlin
    Opportunities & Difficulties in Emerging Markets for Pharma, OTC, Medical Devices and Herbal Products The XII International Pharma Licensing Symposium took place on the 16th-18th of September, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel, Berlin, Germany. The overall topic of the international conference was to integrate strategies for joining new Healthcare markets and for developing business within
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  • Changes in registration of healthcare products in Belarus
    The Belorussian Ministry of Health is making changes to the order and duration of drug registration. The head of pharmaceutical inspection and organization of drug supply of the Ministry of Health in Belarus has announced that the period for first-time registration of medical products will now be five years. The resolution states that after the
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  • Russia Pharma Strategy 2020
    Russia is a country with big potential, and the pharma industry is no exception. The Russian government has decided to remove obstacles to development in the government healthcare sector and to create a strategy to improve it. Russia 2020 is a development strategy by the the government of the Russian Federation for the period from
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  • Changes in China’s medical system on the way
    China’s government is reforming this huge nation’s healthcare system. The reform is mostly focused on the hospital sector but also affects other parts of the system. The health care system and pricing in China are under close monitoring by the government. This will not change under the new reform; however, there will be increases in
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  • Going international – have you considered Indonesia?
    BRIC does not always make sense for Pharma! Other emerging markets might be best suitable for your company so it is definitely desirable to consider countries outside of the BRIC’s. Indonesia is the 4th largest country by population as it holds more than 250 million inhabitants, whereof 53% of the population is urban. The main
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  • Novo Nordisk opens a new insulin production plant in Russia
    Novo Nordisk is a well-known international pharmaceutical corporation, specializing in insulin products. It has been one of the leaders for diabetes treatment products for over ninety years. The company has offices in about seventy-five countries and has approximately 41,500 employees. It has production facilities in Denmark, France, Brazil, China and the U.S. and many other
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  • Registration of new drugs in Brazil
    Brazil is the largest country in Latin America; it offers not only long coastlines and an interesting cultural mix but also big opportunities for pharma businesses. To register a new drug in Brazil, it is important to know about ANVISA, the Brazilian Health Authority. ANVISA is the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance. It was founded
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  • Pharmacy chain 36,6 has signed partnership agreement with supermarket group DIXY
    36,6 is one of the key players in the Russian pharmacy market. The company specializes in retail sales of Rx and OTC products as well as drugstore equipment and cosmetics. In addition, 36,6 owns pharmacy brands such as Apteki Gorzdrav, Stary Lekar and 03 Apteka. The 36,6 chain accounts for approximately eight hundred pharmacies in
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  • Conferences / Our Social Events
    Over the past years, Chameleon Pharma Consulting has been a speaker in several European Pharma Events focusing on Consumer Health, OTC and Rx areas. We are engaged with important and complex issues in a Healthcare Consulting in the Emerging Markets. 7th European Pharma Licensing Symposium in Prague The last conference we spoke at was the
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  • How can you make your business’s Strategy & Marketing stand out?
    The questions every GM, International Director or Business Development Manager, has been asking him- or herself almost every day. It is not easy to identify your best fitting international strategy for your specific product. Although there is no only one strategy, we at Chameleon Pharma are sure that one of the most important changes the
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  • Healthcare & Pharma Market Insights
    Did you know that…?  The Indian Pharma market shows nice growth, but the biggest share is concentrated within the local Indian Pharma Products and companies. Russia has the biggest consumption of nasal decongestants per person in the world. In Russia along with Antibiotics doctors prescribe Probiotics. Thus, the   Probiotics market in the CIS with brands
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  • All about football? Will the World Cup take over the “B” of BRIC countries?
    Organising a huge event like the FIFA World Cup is a great evidence of Brazil’s economic growth, and the country is now very strong and competitive on the global arena. There’s no doubt that Brazil is very appealing to global business players, who want to make new massive investments that will, in turn, accelerate further
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  • China and India: Big opportunities…or big risks?
    For more than a decade, the emerging markets of China and India have held a special promise for the global Pharma and Consumer Health industry. Driven by a combination of rapidly expanding economies, technological innovation and a talented workforce, countries in the Asia-Pacific region have seen explosive growth both economically and politically. Home to 60% of the world’s
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  • How fast will the OTC & Pharma TRIUMPH Markets grow?
    According to an older study on the BRIC and MIST countries, the possibilities for enterprises and investors to gain a foothold with their new products and brands in those markets are nearly unlimited. However, the acronyms are not specifically cut out for the OTC & Pharma industry. Some countries that are very interesting for the
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  • The Nordic Countries
    The Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—share much common history and culture. Political systems, the Nordic model of maximising labour force participation, the promotion of gender equality, wealth redistribution and the liberal use of expansionary fiscal policy are all characteristics of this region. These countries have a combined population of approximately 25 million inhabitants
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  • Avatar: ‘Russian Style’
    Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov promises universal immortality by 2045. Have you ever wished you could live forever? Well, soon you might be able to. Founded in 2011 by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov, Initiative 2045 is an organisation aimed at ‘creating technologies enabling the transfer of an individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier,
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  • Russian Pharma 2020 strategy
    In 2005, Russia began to implement its ‘Health 2020’ strategy. Since that time, the Russian government has spent US $19 billion on its healthcare system in order to modernise the sector. In 2014, a pilot reimbursement program will launch in some regions, extend to all regions in 2015, and become fully implemented by 2019. These
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